What do you know about the Kingdom of God? Not a foreign concept to most of us, right? But what about the members of your congregation? Considering the number of times Jesus referred to the Kingdom of God (or the Kingdom of the Heavens), isn’t it something that you might want to share with your church?
Chip Ingram recently commented that “few concepts are as misunderstood or completely ignored as the ‘Kingdom of God.'” After previewing 40 Days of God’s Kingdom Ingram wrote that “thanks to Pastor Rick Stinton, you can grasp the most central message of the Bible.”
40 Days of God’s Kingdom is a new church-wide campaign from Rick Stinton, Senior Pastor of New Hope Kailua in Kailua, Hawaii. Stinton received his Master of Theology and Doctor of Ministry from Dallas Theological Seminary and has served churches in Canada and the U.S.
DVD-driven, this is a 7 session study that features the practical and insightful teaching of Rick Stinton. The video segments average 20 to 25 minutes and are fairly straightforward. Biblical truth served up simply and easy to follow.
The study guide is also very practically designed and easy to use. Every session begins with a “Kingdom Quiz” based on the reading assignment from the book by the same title. Also included in the study guide is an outline for the DVD teaching and a thoughtfully written discussion guide. Every session wraps up with a personal action plan and an opportunity to pray together.
Like many church-wide campaigns, 40 Days of God’s Kingdom also includes a book to be read along with the study. According to Bruce Waltke, Professor Emeritus in Old Testament Studies at Regent College, the book is “Comprehensive yet concise. Clear and creative. Insightful and inspiring.” I agree with Professor Waltke. At about 90 pages, I found it both an easy read and one that will help the reader absorb more deeply the powerful truths of life in the Kingdom.”
To make it easy and affordable to use 40 Days of God’s Kingdom as a church-wide campaign special pricing is available (making it affordable) and a complete set of sermon outlines and transcripts are available for purchase.
If you’re looking for a way to help your members grasp the important concept of the Kingdom of God, 40 Days of God’s Kingdom is the best study I know of. They’ll come away with much more than a better understanding, though. Once your congregation begins to live the Kingdom of God, they’ll understand why it would be worth selling everything to acquire.
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